Trail Running, Adventure Racing, Mountain Biking and more...
Active Escapes has become progressively involved with hosting and supporting outdoor events. From adventure racing, mountain bike races and trail running; we have our finger on the pulse of what gets competitive adrenalin pumping.
One of our key-stone events is the Jikeleza Jog, a 3 day multi-stage event held on the lower section of the Wild Coast. Traversing 80km of Indian Ocean coastline, the Jikeleza Jog is one of the best entry level races for first time event trail runners and those making the switch from road running to trail running. The Jikeleza Jog is an annual event, and is always held over a weekend of a full moon to take advantage of spring low tides and hardpack beaches. It is an exceptional athletic experience, and one that we are proud to have developed and made possible.
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An awesome new trail running event has been established along the lower Wild Coast, specifically aimed at intermediate trail runners and road runners who like to switch between tar and trail! Run free along miles of empty beaches and undulating hills, following the paths of sure-footed cattle and fisherman as your trail. On the 3 day Jikeleza Jog from Mazeppa Bay to Cintsa, competitors will cover some 80kms of wild running terrain; an experience no runner should have to miss.
Held over a full moon weekend from 5-9 May, runners can take advantage of hard-pack beaches, lower chances of rain and comfortable daily temperatures. Whilst the daily distances are intended at making racing teams work for their times with a tactical approach; they will provide a fair but manageable challenge to rookies of the sport.
If this is your first multi-day stage event it's the perfect race to cut your teeth on. Spectacular terrain, doable distances and a fun vibe; it offers ample challenge and contest for all. The route is unmarked and unmanned, but basic maps are provided and keeping the sea on your left will guide you to the finish each day. Participants will race as pairs, with some compulsory check-points to collect enroute.
For more in-depth details and to enter please visit our event website: www.wildtrails.co.za